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It’s December, and we’re STILL telling you about new stuff [single reviews]

Vesperteen - "Operate": My, what a long way Vesperteen is from the days of "Obsess Possess" and "Feathers So Hollow!" I once would have pegged Vesperteen as a pensive pop artist with a side of partying and now I think I would, in the words of Willy Wonka, "strike that, reverse it." The synth is strong ...

Ten EPs from 2018 to know (according to Getz)

Ten EPs from 2018 to know (according to Getz)

Not every release is that long. Here are 10 releases that weren't full albums in 2018 that struck my fancy, in no particular order. -Ryan Getz boygenius - self-titled: I've been a Julien Baker fan basically since Mitchell Taylor of Mountains Like Wax (shout out!) told me to check her material out. ...

Indianapolis Rapper Brings His DisTinct Sound on The Feeling: Kuro

Another day, another dollar. Or rather: another month, another stellar hip-hop release that’s come out of the city of Indianapolis. I suspect I sound more and more like a broken record when discussing the local music scene. Perhaps I’m going crazy, or getting old, or maybe it’s a combination of ...

Hoosier Highlights: November Edition

We are now less than a month away from 2019, and yet the quality tunes from the Hoosier State just keep on coming. None of my November picks are really new discoveries, although I would classify a couple of them as proper “first looks”... er, listens. In addition to that steady monthly dose of ...

The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

By the time you read this, you undoubtedly will have read countless reviews, tweets, and Facebook hot takes on the 3rd official full length from everyone's favorite new-new-wave pop act, The 1975. Like the two records before it, ABIIOR is long and expansive—full of catchy earworms and left turns ...

Massive Scar Era – Color Blind

I first got wind of this band from a certain Marco Castro. I was at SXSW when he texted me and told me to attend their showcase. I didn't make it, but their name certainly stuck in my head. It almost feels like I'm doing the band a disservice to mention that they're a female fronted metal band with ...

My Brightest Diamond – A Million and One

When I saw that Shara Worden—who now goes by Shara Nova—was releasing a new record, of course I was intrigued. Why? One of my favorite albums of all time is The Decemberists' rock opera The Hazards of Love, in which Shara plays the part of the vengeful and headstrong Queen. I loved both her ...